Scores

Final

Utah State 50

(14-1, 2-0 WAC)

Louisiana Tech 37

(7-9, 1-2 WAC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 8, 2009

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    USU 18 3250
    LT 19 1837

    Top Performers

    Utah State: G. Wilkinson 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Louisiana Tech: O. Ashaolu 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Utah St. 50, Louisiana Tech 37

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Gary Wilkinson scored 17 points to lead Utah State to a 50-37 victory over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night.

    With the game tied at 37 with 5:29 to go, Utah State went on a 13-0 run to close out the victory.

    The Aggies (14-1, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) scored their lowest point total of the season in winning their ninth straight game. The point total was also a season low for the Bulldogs (7-9, 1-2), who were averaging 73.8 points per game at home -- double their score.

    Louisiana Tech led 29-20 with 5:55 left in the first half, but only 19-18 at halftime. After the Bulldogs opened the second half with a 5-0 run, the Aggies tied the score at 24.

    Louisiana Tech hit only 6 of 21 shots in the second half (28.6 percent).

    Tyler Newbold added 10 points for the Aggies.

    Kyle Gibson led the Bulldogs with 10 points and eight rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USU
    LT
    Points 50 37
    FG Made-Attempted 19-44 (.432) 14-43 (.326)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 3-11 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 6-10 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 7

    2008-09 Season

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